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A proud alumni of our Urban EDC Supply community feature, we talked to Jannik (@mr.decaffeinato) in 2018 (Showcase #114) and thought it's high-time we revisited his carry. Since then, Jannik has boldly pursued his passion in EDC and has come a long way. Read on to find out how his carry has evolved, and how he has turned his obsession and passion into his profession.
SAK: Victorinox Tinker with Daily Customs 91.2 titanium scales
I know that there are people out there who treasure the original red plastic scales but I always wanted an upgrade for my SAKs. I prefer the titanium scales due to their robustness, light weight and, to be honest, looks. I know one needs to care about what’s on the inside, but just look at them… anodized titanium is so freakin’ good.
These scales hold a special place in my collection as they gave me, and Daily Customs, the opportunity to collaborate with my good friend Raven the Pirate. I am very happy with how they turned out!
I grew up in the beautiful city of Hamburg, Germany. As a passionate EDC collector, I started Daily Customs towards the end of my studies. The idea was to create high-quality replacement knife scales for Swiss Army Knives.
Even though the red plastic SAK comes with a lot of nostalgia, I always thought that scales made of different metals would be so much cooler. We do everything ourselves. From designing and manufacturing to finishing and shipping. Having all production steps under one roof comes with a lot of responsibility but also enables us to ensure that the quality is up to our own standards every step of the way.
Although we've grown quite a bit since 2017, we are still a small and relatively young team. In 2020, we started a collaboration with Boker to release our first line of fixed EDC knives. The idea behind Daily Knives is to give young knife makers a platform and apply our modularity concept to their artistic visions – much like how Urban EDC Supply does.
I am incredibly fortunate to do what I do. Being able to turn an obsession into a profession and meeting great people from all over the world that share said obsession is absolutely amazing. I want to thank the EDC community and everybody who helped us along the way!
I first got into EDC because my grandpa used to tell me that a ’real man’ should always carry a knife. While the wording clearly hasn’t aged too well, I still treasure the essence of it. Carrying a knife, and an SAK in particular, has proven useful so often that an advice turned into a hobby - and arguably into an obsession. Once you find yourself browsing through dozens of knife-related pictures a day, pens, flashlights and watches aren’t far off.
In my free time, you’re most likely to find my out and about on any given day. Whether I’m walking the dog, going fishing or just meeting up with friends and family. Furthermore, I enjoy good food, regular strength trainings sessions and a good amount of tinkering.
Favorite EDC Tool:
It has to be the Victorinox Tinker with our own scales. Daily Customs started off with 91 mm scales, so it’s hard to look past the item that started it all. An unmeasurable amount of passion, time and effort has gone into these scales, so they will forever hold a special place within my collection.
What's On Your Gear Radar:
I’d just love to get my hands on a Master Electrician or Master Gardener by Victorinox. They were part of a very limited run for SMKW but are so rare that it’ll probably take some time to come across one.
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From Fresno, we speak to Josh who's a proud dad and a graduate student in History. A long-time EDC enthusiast and knife lover (who isn't?), Josh values the innovation and diversity most when it comes to EDC and the community. Read on for Josh's full rig rundown, and find out the story behind those stylish shades!
From Richmond, Virginia, we talk to Taylor (@rvagearguy) who's a Senior Systems Engineer. Inspired by his dad, grandfather, and uncles who all carried knives – Taylor always had a knife in his pocket. Over time, his hobby evolved and expanded to include military knives or historically significant models. Read on for the full story and to learn all about Taylor's carefully curated and considered carry.